Robins Classic Motorcycles
This site is for private owners to advertise their Classic motorcycles. Please email and I will supply the owner of the motorcycles email address, telephone number and location that they are being offered for sale. You can discuss the motorcycle directly with the owner.
The motorcycles offered are privately owned and are with the owners. You are buying from the vehicle owners, the motorcycles are only advertised on this web site.
If you have any questions regarding any of the Classic and Vintage British Motorcycles and Classic and Vintage Motorcycles Advertised for sale, shipping, crating and Insurance or Customs information please contact Robin by way of Email and I will supply the owners name.
Please note that YOU ARE BUYING DIRECTLY FROM THE OWNER. If you have a motorcycle you would like to advertise please email with the details. This site gets an average or 8500 hits a day! Please read the DISCLAIMER
as I do not or will not guarantee or warantee the motorcycles advertised by their owners on this Web Site.
So, check out some of the motorcycles that are advertised for sale by their owners. If you are interested in any of these motorcycles please contact me for the Owners telephone number or e-mail address.
Located on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Add Robins
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BRITISH MOTORCYCLES FOR SALE BY THEIR OWNERS
1932 Ariel Square 4/600cc "Cammy"
A milestone motorbike designed by Edward Turner. Older restoration that runs smoothly and rides well.This motorbike is presently licenced on Collector Plates in British Columbia Canada and is registered and titled in the sellers name.
Ariel also has a Netherlands title/regstration so it should not have import duty into any EU member country .The Ariel was catalogued
as the 4F/600. Located in Parksville on Vancouver Island. Crating, insurance and shipping arrange on buyers behalf if required.
1958 Ariel Huntmaster 650
$5,300 New lower price
Bike imported in '85 from the UK. Present owner then rebuilt it in 1990, concentrating mainly on the cosmetics, as it was sound mechanically. It had mains and bigends replaced (0.010" under), a new camshaft, relacement oil pump, but pistons and bores were left standard.
New rims with stainless spokes, tires, and wiring. Current mileage is 46680, app. 1500 since rebuild.
Colour scheme is Cherokee Red and Black, which was standard for US market '57 - '58 Huntmaster. The front brake shoes are relined. Ariel runs very well, with no obvious issues. Located in Vancouver BC.
1962 BSA D7 Bantam 175cc
The BSA Bantam was a British motorcycle made by Birmingham Small Arms Company at their factory in Small Heath, Birmingham. It was their largest selling models with 300,000 produced over the life span. Very good original condition with a lovely patina. The 2 stroke engine was produce by BSA.
Comes with original riders manual.
1970 Norton Commando Fastback
This bike is in good condition. The tank and tail section have the original signal red fibreglass gel coat with new decals and looks very nice. The frame has been repainted and is a little rough. The bike has a single Mk II Amal carb and a Boyer Ignition.
The tires are new Avon Road Riders with new tubes. The bike has a new speedometer, new peashooter mufflers & mounts, new genuine Norton front fender and stays and new genuine Norton chain guard.
The bike runs very well and with the Boyer Ignition and single Amal it starts very easier and idles very well. Located in Cranbrook BC.
1973 Norton Commando Roadster 750
Best and final year for the 750cc motor. Reinforced bottom end as the 850. This bike has been rebuilt from top to bottom with only the best parts. I personally helped the owner with the rebuild. Fitted with electroinc ignition, a singe 34mm Mikuni carb using the original air filter housing.
Used only occassionally and has been very reliable. Number match, never crashed, dropped or abused. Steel tank and side covers as per factory specifications and mandated by US federal law. Located in Victoria BC area.
Wanted Norton Commando, any year or model 69 to 75
Fair market value
Local Norton hobbyist looking for project bike. Parts or a complete bike. E-mail with what you have and I will have the fellow contact you. He is located in Campbell River BC but can pickup or have shipped.
1948 Scott Flying Squirrel
Very original un-molested example. This is the 600cc with the 3 speed transmission that is liquid cooled. Battery and coil are new and carb has been reconditioned. The 1948 Flyer had a slightly altered frame, full width alloy hubs and Dowty Oleomatic forks (no internal springs, just air and oil).
Among the last to be manufactured at Shipley, Yorkshire. Unusual bike in western Canada as few were imported from the UK. Located in Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island.
1963 Triumph Bobber
Old school bobber built from a 63 Bonneville. Boxes of extra parts. Front end is from a Harley Sportster. Registered in sellers name in BC. No title problems. Bike is from an estate so sorry no information on what was done mechanically. Located in Enderby BC.
1957 Triumph T110 Trophy
Older restoration by a local well known expert on pre unit Triumphs. This is his owned personal bike that he has owned for years. Most of the restoration parts used were NOS parts that the owner had in his collection. Owner has changed the crank to a more modern one that uses bearings
rather than bushes. New pistons and the uprated aluminum head. Bike was rebuilt and reconditioned end to end. New tires, sprockets, chains all bearings, clutch basket and new rear brake drum. Has the Triumph (68-70) double leading front brake
for greater stopping power. Registered to the frame # but the engine is in the same years but does not match. A very practical classic to use for club events and rides. Located in Victoria BC.
1979 Triumph Bonneville T140D Special Edition
This bike is being offered by the second owner. Known history from new. It has the TR7 head with Mikuni carb fitted for smoother running. British spec exhaust system installed but comes with practically new US spec head, carbs, exhaust and all the other US spec factory parts.
This bike is in mint condition and has always been well cared for by the owner. This particular bike is mentioned in the book, "Bonneville and TR6" page 169 by Tim Remus. Photobucket detailed pictorial available. Located in Central Virgina USA.
Owner would prefer to sell all four scooters as a lot. A 1963 150 cc rebuilt and running well ... silver / 1963 150 cc needs some work... red and white / 1965 50 cc as is.... pink and white / 1960 150 cc as is.. with spare transmission... blue and white.
The 1963 Silver Vespa is licenced and runs and rides great. The 63 red and white bike is decent but needs some fettling. The other two can be rebuilt or used for parts. Located on Salt Spring Island.
1972 Honda CB750/4
The Discovery Channel ranked the Honda CB750 third among the top ten greatest motorbikes of all time. It is not perfect but it is very clean. The bikes runs well and everything works. This is considered a milestone motorbike that put an end to British motorcycle dominance in Norton America .
Come with some stock spares that include and extra petrol tank and original tail light housing. Located on Salt Spring Island BC.
1972 Yamaha R5 350cc
This is a nice bike that has some reconditioning as needed. It is not perfect but it is quite tidy. The tires, tubes and rim tapes have been replaced. The carburetors have been rebuilt and the rubber connections from the carb to the airbox are new.
The bike has new fork seals, new tank badges, new shift lever rubber, new clutch lever and a new reproduction seat.
The front fender has been rechromed and looks new. The bikes runs well and everything works. Has a NOS left side exhaust not installed. Only issue is some of the engine case black paint should be touched up. Located in Cranbrook BC.
1975 Moto Guzzi Cafe Racer
A 1-off Moto Guzzi round-barrel cafe racer inspired by the European endurance race winners built by Manel Segarra. Performance mods by Mike Rich, Charley Cole gearbox, extensively re-worked suspension and steering geometry. Valentine 1 radar detector, M25 'Blinder" laser jammer, V11 Sport flywheel / clutch, hydraulic clutch actuator, the list goes on.
Featured in Motorcycle Classics Magazine. For a complete specification sheet, high-resolution photos and magazine artice on email request. Titled, registered and located in Vancouver BC.
1978 Honda 750/4 SS
Has only 50,000 kms since new. Bike is well maintained. The fuel tank has also been cleaned, sealed, and painted. It has new tires and a strong battery.
It is reliable, starts easily, handles, corners well and is ridden weekly. Presently approved for Collector Plate status in BC. Located in Surrey BC.
2008 BMW F800
With only 34000ks and optional ABS brakes. The F800 use low-maintenance belt drives and single sided swingarms. Alarm touring windshield after market muffler in new condition. Located in Qualicum Beach BC.
1985 Harley Davidson FXRS
Non-molested 1985 Harley FXRS with all original parts including heat shields, seat and fenders and the original color listed for that year. This bike was bought new in Victoria, has had 3 owners, and all of them left it original other than paintwork.
The engine is stock and no modifications have been made to it. Paintwork was returned to its original state by Rick Brown, the present and first owner. The bike has around 85K on the speedo, everything works, no marks on the paint, but it is due for new tires. The motorcycle is presently located in the ?Dreamcycle? museum located a few miles east of Sorrento BC on Hwy 1 at Balmoral Road.
There is collector status attached to the bike which makes insurance very affordable. A complete file of work done to the bike since new goes with it, and a convertable windshield is available also. Located iin Museum near Salmon Arm BC.
1989 Harley Davidson FXRP
Extremely hard to find 1989 Harley Davidson FXRP Police Special. Owner purchased this rare bike from a New York dealership in 1991 and was told that it was never used in the Police service, which is why it only has 23,000 miles on it. Other than the Supper Trap exhaust and
slightly lowered suspension, this bike is original. It has an 80 cu.(1340cc) overhead valve twin engine with solid state ignition and a 5-speed constant mesh, foot shift transmission. Qualifies for Collector Plate status in BC which means resonable insurance. This bike is peppy, agile and comfortable. It is in good original cosmetic and running condition. It has Spanish (EU) and Canadian registration.
According to Harley, there were only 379 FXRPs with fairing built in 1989, with very few remaining. Located in Vancover BC.
1950s' Swallow Jet 80 Sidecar
In better than average condition. Ready to attach and use. Right hand mount. Painted black to match the Vincent it was originally attached to. Has a windscreen mounted. Located in Edmonton AB
New Sidecars for Sale
Selling new sidecars, featuring Cozy and other brands. Email me for importers information. Located in Victoria BC
1969 Jaguar 2+2
This car has been completely restored and is a Montana car and is rust free! The engine is 4.2 ltrs. The trans is a Borg Warner 65 and was completely rebuilt. The car was stripped to bare metal and a high grade paint job done. There is no bondo!! It has new red Connally leather, and wool carpets and interior kit from England. The engine was completely rebuilt as was the transmission. It also has air conditioning that works. It has the earlier triple carb setup (have the two carb setup goes with it) Tires and brakes were also new.
The dual exhaust tips could be replaced, but are not serious. There are dual driving lights. This car is a spectacular sports car and is ready to go anywhere. Health issue forces sale, sorry no trades. Located in Qualicum Beach BC
MOTORCYCLE WEB SITES OF INTEREST
Web sites that are interesting histories of the motorcycle. If you have come across a web site please send it to me and I will add to my web site Email
THE GAFFERS GALLOP SIXTIETH ANNIVERSARY YEAR.:You'll find a load of rare photographs of that legendary "road trip" on this website. After the publication of TRAVELLING WITH MR TURNER, it transpired
that one of the "gaffers" had lead a dramatic double life.
This is now the subject of a TV documentary to be broadcast in April 2013.
RIDING VINTAGE.:Vintage photographs, descriptions of motorcycle events and motorcycles. A most interesting web site.
Where is Hubert ?:In Sidecar around the world horizontally and vertically 8th Year ! Fantastic photographs of Huberts motorcycle with sidecar journey.
Various Vintage motorbikes of interest.:Vintage photographs and narratives of the vintage motorcycle history. Excellent history of the early years of motorbikes.
Historians stories on Vintage motorbikes of interest.:Well written blog on motiorcycles.
MOTORCYCLE BOOKS OF INTEREST
The Strange Death of the British Motor Cycle Industry
Steve Koerner?s long-awaited history of the British motorcycle industry has finally been published by Carnegie Publishing in Britain.
Based on years of research over in the UK, 'The Strange Death of the British Motor Cycle Industry' is available through independent local book retailers. I recommend The Book Depository in the UK (www.thebookdepository.com)
, free shipping and they have it in stock. Local bookseller such as Munro's (www.munrobooks.com) and Bolen's (www.bolen.bc.ca) in Victoria or Tanner's bookshop (www.tannersbooks.com) in Sidney will be carring the book when it arrives in Canada.
as well as Amazon.ca. Read Robert Smiths
CANADIAN VINTAGE MOTORCYLE GROUP / ISLAND SECTION
Now formed, the Vancouver Island Section of the Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group (CVMG).
Presently have 14 members. The fee is $35 a year and you receive a national newsletter monthly and access to members only sections on the national CVMG web site. We have started a mailing list to inform island members of local events.
If you are interested in joining us please email me for details. If you are already a member and live on Vancouver Island please Email and I will add you to our membership list for Event notices.
MOTORCYCLES TO ADVERTISE
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If you have a classic motorbike such as a: British Classic Motorcycle, American Classic Motorcycle, European Classic Motorcycle or Scooter, Japanese Classic Motorcycle or other makes you want to advertise, please Email details to Robin
"Robins Classic Motorcycles" is a registered sole Proprietorship in British Columbia Canada. I only advertising motorcycles on my Virtual Web site. I do not have a store location or keep other peoples motorcycles at my home.
I advertise only on behalf of the owners and again you are Buying Directly FROM THE OWNER, NOT from Robins Classic Motorcycles.